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Cloud Computing

Virgin Soars Towards the Cloud

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Virgin Soars Towards the Cloud

Virgin founder Richard Branson is famous for his world record trips to the clouds on hot-air balloon-- but his Virgin Media Business now goes for cloud computing with a business strategy "banning jargon and giving customers clear advice on how to get the best from the cloud."

With hopes to double enterprise revenues in the next 5 years, the first Virgin cloud product is a business Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) powered by US-based partner Savvis. 

Virgin says differing its brand of VPDC from the likes of BT and Cable & Wireless is the "clarity Read more...

The Cloud in a USB Stick

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The Cloud in a USB Stick

Can a cloud fit inside a USB stick? Piston Cloud Computing says it can, fitting a version of open source cloud OS OpenStack inside a "cloud key."

The OpenStack version-- pentOS (Piston Enterprise OS)-- is an enterprise cloud OS focusing on security and easy private cloud operation, using Piston's Null-Tierarchitecture. 

Piston says pentOS installs in minutes, and the Null-Tier architecture allows simple private cloud scaling "one server at a time."

IT managers install a new pentOS cloud by first plugging the key into a PC to set cloud parameters, Read more...

The Future of Enterprise Email

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The Future of Enterprise Email

Gartner reports "the time is right" for smaller enterprises to move their email services to either cloud-based or SaaS offerings, with 10% of enterprises to start using cloud email and collaboration services (CECS) by 2014. 

The growth towards CECS and SaaS email will be slow-- taking off on 2014, before levelling off in 2020 when usage exceeds 55% of enterprises.

The enterprises currently most ideal to move towards CECS include retail, hospitality and manufacturing. 

However Gartner warns "the list of reasons to move to CECS is long, as is the list Read more...

Cloud Computing Sees Strong Revenue Growth

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Cloud Computing Sees Strong Revenue Growth

CompTIA's latest survey reports cloud computing will generate "significant revenue streams" for IT channel companies planning to boost their 2012 cloud investments. 

The organisation says 46% of cloud-offering channel companies derive 50% or more of their annual revenue from cloud-related products and services in the last 12 months. 

85% also expect cloud sales to grow within the next 12 months. 

Current revenue-generating cloud solutions include the in demand (yet simple to implement) "low-hanging fruit" of cloud-based email, storage, backup/recovery Read more...

Vivek Kundra Points at the Cloud

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Vivek Kundra Points at the Cloud

Former US government CIO Vivek Kundra says the global economy is "wasting billions of dollars on unnecessary information technology"-- and the cloud is an opportunity to cut such costs while increasing productivity.

Writing on the New York Times, Kundra accuses the "IT cartel" of powerful private contractors for worsening the situation by encouraging "reliance on inefficient software and hardware that is expensive to acquire and to maintain."

Until leaving the Obama administration this summer, Kundra planned a "Cloud First" strategy, advocating cloud Read more...

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